Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

Diversity Colloquium: "Child Maltreatment, Race, & Internalizing Problems: Evidence of a Mental Health Paradox?"

Join Ashleigh Kysar-Moon for a discussion on diversity, child maltreatment and mental health. Health disparities scholars describe the existence of a mental health paradox; specifically, when black adults have higher levels of stress exposure compared to whites, yet have better mental health outcomes. Whether such a paradox exists among black youth with a history of maltreatment is unclear. Kysar-Moon will also discuss the role psychosocial resources play in post-hoc analyses for better mental health.

Diversity Colloquium: "The Relevance of Disability Studies in Education: A Framework for Change"

Disability Studies in Education (DSE) promotes the understanding of disability from a social model perspective drawing on the social, cultural, historical, philosophical and literary to challenge medical, scientific and pscyhological models of disability as they relate to education. With an interest in promoting social justice and equitable and inclusive opportunities for all, a DSE framework rejects traditional interpretations of disability and acknowledges disability as socially constructed, complex and intersectional.

This panel presentation will share how a DSE framework within K-12 and higher education settings creates spaces for change and transformation.

Presenters: Danielle Cowley, David Hernandez-Saca, Amy Petersen.

Diversity Colloquium: Men of Color, Mental Health, and the Correctional System

Kimberly Baker, sociology, anthropology and criminology, will facilitate the panel discussion "Men of Color, Mental Health, and the Correctional System." Topics include: 

  • How can men of color be assisted by mental health counseling during and after their sentences? 
  • How do men of color (in disproportionate numbers) get into the correctional system in the first place? Is there a disciplinary pipeline? 
  • How can mental health counseling serve as a reasonable and useful intervention tool? 

Panelists will be Tom Eachus, director, Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center; David Goodson, MSW, civil rights activist; Bill Tate, Dept., of Correctional Services, Black Hawk County; and Cora Turner, associate superintendent of Waterloo Schools.

"But Do They Learn Better": A Comparative Study of Active Learning Strategies Across Different Classroom Types

Marybeth C. Stalp, sociology, anthropology and criminology, and Martha J. Reineke, philosophy and world religions, will present "'But Do They Learn Better': A Comparative Study of Active Learning Strategies Across Different Classroom Types" based on their experiences with the SAC-CAT classroom. Sponsored by the Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology Colloquium Series and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.